By Carl Senna
With a present for irony, the limerick, and an realizing of youngsters, Lewis Carroll got down to write a publication of wonderful leisure. the tale has not anything didactic approximately it and services exclusively as a comedy, using delusion and the burlesque. even supposing written for kids, it's interesting to adults, too.
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Alice cannot make the creatures understand this, however, and finally she sighs. “I think you might do something better with time . . ” To this, the Hatter replies: “If you knew Time as well as I do . . you wouldn’t talk about wasting it. ” Time is thus suddenly personified and becomes the source of much punning and comic relief. ” “Ah! That accounts for it,” says the Mad Hatter. ” The bat is not the shining star of the Victorian poem, but a repulsive and morbid symbol of the ugly course of events about to begin.
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